But comparing a Win Surface RT to a iPad for a non-computer user and I think you'll find that the iPad wins every time.
When you start to consider different products you need to keep them in the same range so while a iPad is a Domestic Product aimed directly at Domestic Users it's only Microsoft comparable device is a Surface RT.
For you and me 8 may not be an issue but here we are not talking about us, we are talking about Home Users and they go with what is easier for them to do the things that they want to do. And really why would you or I buy a RT when we know that the Pro is coming and will be what we really need?
The RT is never going to be a Business product simply because it is designed not to fit that role, the yet unreleased Surface Pro will fill that bill perfectly and be what Business wants and needs though they may not want to pay for it.
So when you stick to Domestic Products with Domestic Users, you'll find that the Surface RT is going to loose out just about every time. It's not in the race even with the hack to allow it to run the full Microsoft Software range and not being limited to the crippled Microsoft App Store Software.
Personally I think that the Pro will be a great unit and will suit most business no matter who ends up making it and here I think you'll find that the Big Makers and not Microsoft will be the big winners here as they will be able to introduce lower speced Pro Tablets under the Microsoft Price Point which will be the draw card for most business even if they are slower and less powerful, they will be what Business ends up buying.
Personally I can not see the RT being anything more than a Loss Maker wetting the appetites for those who need a Pro.
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